Monday, August 28, 2006

Funky Picture

I just about gave up trying to post a picture. The two I originally chose (Oilily combat boots and Dolce and Gabbana leopard knitting bag) wouldn't post. Then I took a photo of this print hanging in my room and it posted after the fourth try. So keeping in mind that this is my third choice of something funky, let me tell you that I like this picture because it uses just a few great colors. The quality here isn't super but you can still see the different shades of red and gold and that little bit of bright pink. There's also some plum shades not showing up too well. I like that the chair is off balance and the poses aren't realistic but then the colors give it symmetry.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

How Funky is your Scarf?

By special request from my Funky Scarf pal, here are the answers to my swap questionnaire:

Let’s get the allergy part out of the way. Are you allergic to any fibers? Not that I'm aware of.
Do you prefer any fibers over others? I like almost anything but wouldn't care to wear Icelandic wool or fuzzy eyelash on my neck.
Thinking back to Scout’s post about what funky means to you, post an image of something that you think is funky! (See picture above) I need longer to search for something really funky, but this will do for now. ****Having trouble posting picture of Oilily Boot****
Would you prefer funky yarn or a funky pattern? I prefer funky yarn, but surprise me!
What are your favorite colors? I like muted tones like plum, sage and mauve, earth tones like forest green, taupe, brick, pumpkin and brown, also shades of blue and pink.
What is your favorite piece of art? I don't have one favorite but some of my favorites are Van Eyck's Ince Hall Madonna, Renoir's Grape Pickers at Lunch, any of the dancers by Degas, Rosetti's Prosperine, and a lot of Dali.
What colors would you never have up close to your pretty face? Lime Green or Bright Red
Would you prefer an actual scarf or a cowl? Hmm, a cowl might be nice.
When you wear a scarf do you prefer a wider/shorter scarf or a thin/long scarf? I mostly have shorter scarves because they don't get in the way of what I'm doing, but I do have a couple of scarves that wrap around, knot, and still hang low. But...(see next answer)
What is the climate like where you live? I live in California, just above Sacramento, so it doesn't get very cold here. There are some really hot days, some really cold days and a lot of nice days in between.
Would you prefer a functional scarf (to keep you warm) or one just to funk-up your wardrobe? It's always all about fashion!
What else would you like your partner to know about you?
I really like cables and celtic designs.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Josiah (Sorry Barbie)

My sister and her hubby are now proud parents. My new nephew who will be known to me as Josiah (I must apologize to my sister because this is his middle name, but I really like it!) or Joe for short (also not my sister's idea) was born at 1:38 am mst today. I can't wait to meet him. I'll be going to Utah in September to see how the little cutie pie is doing. If the drive isn't too terrible, I might make a habit of it.

Twisted Stitch

Oh No! Not another yarn shop! Yes, it's true. I visited a new shop in West Sacramento called Twisted Stitch. It just opened about a week and half ago and is ab fab. Walking in you feel cozy and welcomed right away. Of course I couldn't leave without some yarn, could I?

The brown is Crystal Palace Kid Merino and the green and purple is Crystal Palace Musique

It's Off!

I've put my FO in the mail for my One Skein Secret Pal. I chose the Triple Cable Muffler in 2nd Time Cotton for the "Finished Object" portion of the swap. If you look really close, you'll see I "pinned" the ends together with a stitch holder and stitch marker. It has really been a pleasure to pick yarns for my pal and to decide which of all the lovely One Skein projects to make for her.

Saturday, August 12, 2006


This is the wonderful bag my secret pal for the Knit Sock Kit Swap sent me. It came all the way from Canada! I love it because it is the perfect size to hold enough yarn and notions to complete a pair of socks. It has a pocket on either side (under the flap). You'll notice it's not in the previous photo of all the goodies my pal Manon sent me. That's because I pulled it out and put it to use right away. Thanks again, Manon!

Footies and Booties

My sister saw the Cabled Footies I made for myself from One Skein and requested a pair in celery green to match the pajama she plans on wearing to the hospital when she goes into labor. I couldn't find the perfect shade of green, so I made them out of off-white Sirdar Breeze. Then I made a tiny little pair of baby blue booties for my expected nephew. He was due on the 10th but has not yet arrived. I only hope they fit him when the weather cools off enough for him to wear them!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Bertha Socks

Okay, so these socks are really called After Bertha, but it sounds kind of yucky when you say it fast.

They are tube socks so no heel flap, no gusset, no measuring required! They were fairly easy to knit and they fit comfortably. I am planning on making a little kid version for Kaylie and Nathaniel, that way they can wear them as their feet grow. I've got the yarn, now I just need the time.

p.s. As you can tell, I'm posting quite a bit since yesterday. I'm trying to make up for the last two months! Yikes! What will I write about next?

One Skein Footies!

I finished the second project from One Skein. The Cabled footies. I used Cascade Superwash in a great teal color. I know the picture is blurry, but I can't seem to hold the digital camera steady, maybe my hands are shaky from so much knitting, or lack of sleep because I'm knitting. Anyway, I think they are fabulous. So does my sister who requested a pair to wear while she is in hospital having her first child! I'm almost done with hers.


What a great surprise was waiting for me Saturday. A package all the way from Canada from my KSKS pal, Manon. I love the bag with its outside pockets and drawstring closure. There were lots of goodies inside, too. From great German yarn to kitty treats for Harrison (you can see how happy he was about that).

Oh, I just noticed the bag is missing from the picture. Oops, I love it so much I already have a sock project in it. I'll post an update with the bag soon.